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Spinach Stuffed Manicotti

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Ingredients
  Manicotti 28 (2 Boxes)
  Boiling water 4 Quart
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
For filling
  Italian sausage 1 Pound
  Eggs 2 Small
  Grated mozzarella cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed
  Salt 1 Dash
  Pepper 1 Dash (A Light Sprinkle)
  Nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄8 Teaspoon
For tomato sauce
  Stewed tomatoes 28 Ounce (2 Containers Of 14 Ounce Each)
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Bay leaf 1
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomato paste 5 1⁄2 Ounce
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven moderate to 350°F (180°C).

MAKING
2) In an uncovered Dutch oven boil water. Cook manicotti, cooking oil and salt for about 6 minutes.
3) Drain out and rinse with cold water.
4) Drain again.
5) To prepare the filling, remove casings from sausages.
6) In a pan scramble-fry meat.
7) Drain out from fat and keep aside.
8) In a bowl beat the eggs lightly.
9) Mix the next 9 ingredients.
10) Add sausage meat and combine.
11) Stuff manicotti with the mixture.
12) Keep aside.
13) To prepare the tomato sauce, in a saucepan add the first 6 ingredients.
14) Bring it to a boil.
15) Simmer and stir uncovered. Boil and thicken the sauce for 15 to 20 minutes.
16) Remove bay leaf.
17) At the base of the pan spoon sauce and cover.
18) In a large pan, put manicotti close together in single layer.
19) Pour the remaining sauce over it.
20) Bake for 20 minutes.
21) Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over it.
22) Bake for 10 minutes more.

SERVING
23) Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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